Group Machiels is one of the largest generators of renewable energy in Flanders, a position that is due to the ongoing expansion of its activities. As with wind farms, Machiels operates solar energy with a vision that goes beyond that of just an energy generator. The solar farms are installed on commercial buildings or on decontaminated industrial sites. If possible, a direct link is made to the energy requirements of new and developing industry. This represents a sustainable repurposing of these purportedly lost sites.